sweet inspiration 

I absolutely advocate ‘a little of what you fancy’. Sweets and puddings do not need to be laden with sugar and there are so many healthier alternatives freely available nowadays. For me, the joy can be found in partnering flavours; citrus fruits, especially orange, blend beautifully with chocolate – see my Chocolate & Chia Orange Pudding. I often gently stew seasonal fruits and add depth with warming spices such as cinnamon and ginger. Nuts, too, are a brilliant partner to fruits and chocolate – see my Baked Apple with Almond Cream and Chocolate Covered Fruits and Nuts for an after supper treat. You’ll find festive inspiration here, too – see my Quick & Easy Gluten Free Mince Pies (always such a winner with guests).

delightfully sweet

Sweet Dutch Baby Pancakes

Dutch Baby Pancakes are something between a pancake and a Yorkshire pudding.

Quick Gluten-Free Christmas Cake

I love the traditions of Christmas and an indulgently fruit-laden Christmas cake is such an evocative smell and sight on a…

Blackberry, Lemon & Almond Cake

This is a show-stopping cake. Perfect to mark an autumnal celebration or for an indulgent afternoon tea.

Apple Crumble Oats

Overnight oats are very easy and quick to make in advance, so they are great for an early start or when travelling.

Cherry Compote

This is a really versatile fruit compote that is particularly useful at breakfast time. I enjoy a spoonful stirred into my…

Blackberry and Lemon Chia Pudding

Both blackberries and chia seeds are full of beneficial vitamins and antioxidants as well as providing us with a source of…

Mango and Raspberry Frozen Yoghurt Cake

This mango and raspberry frozen yoghurt cake is a brilliant dessert to share with family & friends this summer (big thumbs…

Fruity breakfast crumble bars

These are great for grab-and-go breakfasts. They’re also a winner with kids and make a good after-school snack.

Champagne ‘Pimms’

A light, summery cocktail and a favourite of mine for those long balmy days in the garden with friends.

Amelia Freer's Chocolate and Raspberry Pots
Chocolate Raspberry Pots

Usually pudding in my house is a simple portion of fresh, seasonal fruit. However, sometimes the occasion calls for an extra…

Amelia Freeer's Buckwheat Breakfast Pancakes with Stewed Blackberries
Buckwheat Pancakes

Buckwheat contains both fibre and protein and is naturally gluten free. I love stewed blackberries in autumn but these…

Chocolate & Orange Chia Pudding, Amelia Freer - Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-Free
Chocolate Mousse

Despite being gluten-free & dairy-free, no one needs to know. This is a slightly healthier take on a classic but tastes just…

Amelia Freer's Quick & Easy Gluten + Diary Free Mince Pies
Gluten-Free Mince Pies

Christmas, as we know, offers an abundance of sweet and sugary foods that can wreck havoc with our blood sugar and health.…

Gluten Free Chewy Chocolate, Almond & Cranberry Brownies, Amelia Freer
Chewy Chocolate, Almond & Cranberry Brownies

I definitely advocate a little of something you love every so often and that doesn’t mean it has to be healthy. But these…

Wonderful summery raspberry and lemon muffins, gluten and dairy free
Raspberry & Lemon Muffins

I really love the hint of lemon in these muffins which makes them feel quite refreshing. Raspberries are in season from June…

Amelia Freer's Rhubarb & Orange Fool
Rhubarb & Orange Fool

The trouble with rhubarb is, of course, owing to its tartness, it requires a lot of sweetening and traditional recipes use…

Amelia Freer's Chocolate Mousse with Hazelnuts
Chocolate & Orange Chia Pudding

A chocolate pudding that contains omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, minerals, is a complete source of protein with all the…

Chocolate Covered Fruit & Nuts
Chocolate Covered Fruit & Nuts

There is something quite childlike about dipping nuts and fruit segments into melted chocolate and I look forward to doing…

Amelia Freer's Baked Apples with Almond Cream - vegan, gluten & dairy free
Baked Apples with Almond Cream

Sometimes we ignore the most simple recipes when striving to impress or make an effort. But often these simple servings are…

Amelia Freer's Gluten Free Carrot Cup Cakes
Mini Carrot Cake

If I were going to eat cake, it would always be carrot cake. This is a slightly healthier twist on an old-fashioned version…

Homemade Chocolates

Making chocolate is easier than you might think and I find it incredibly satisfying to do. There are many sweet little…

Spiced Apple Sauce

Having any stewed fruit to hand is a useful way to jazz up yoghurt, bircher muesli or granola at breakfast but it can also…

Amelia Freer's Christmas Chocolate Truffle Log, gluten & diary free
Chocolate Truffle Log

This is a luxurious rich chocolatey treat with roasted nuts, dried fruits, and a deliciously complex milieu of flavours.…

Amelia Freer's Clementine & Olive Oil Christmas Cake - gluten & dairy free
Clementine, Honey & Olive Oil Cake

This deliciously fragrant cake is perfect for the Christmas period with its festive and wintery citrus flavour. It is more…

Amelia Freer's Apple & Plum Crumble with Vanilla Custard, Gluten & Diary Free
Apple & Plum Crumble, Vanilla Custard

The humble crumble is a joy to have bubbling away in the oven and to put on the table to share with family and friends. I…

Decadent Hazelnut Chocolate Salted Caramels
Hazelnut Chocolate Salted Caramels

This chocolate caramels are decadent and truly delectable and a couple of these will definitely delight your tastebuds.

Passion Fruit ‘Crumble’

This is such a sweet little pudding. I’m not one for rich puddings but this is a little pop of yumminess – perfect for…

This Vegan & Dairy Free Banana Nutty Nice Cream is a wonderful healthy alternative to ice-cream but just as satisfying
Nutty Banana Nice Cream

If you are not yet familiar with using bananas to make ‘ice-cream’, you are in for a real treat. Their texture once frozen…

Rhubarb & Custard Tart
Rhubarb & Custard Tart

Rhubarb and custard: it has to be one of the most nostalgic flavours of childhood, it certainly is for me. This tart gives a…